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Action on Akal Takht Hukamnama
Panthic groups to wait and watch
Ludhiana, June 4
Various panthic groups today decided to adopt a wait and watch policy about the execution of Akal Takht Hukamnama on Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of the Dera Sacha Sauda.

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee president Paramjit Singh Sarna (centre) discusses a point with Kanwarpal Singh of Dal Khalsa and Daljeet Singh Bittu of the SAD-A during a meeting in Ludhiana on Monday. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee president Paramjit Singh Sarna (centre) discusses a point with Kanwarpal Singh of Dal Khalsa and Daljeet Singh Bittu of the SAD-A during a meeting in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Inderjeet Verma

Sikh bodies’ memorandum to Governor
Chandigarh, June 4
A group of Sikh organisations, led by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief Paramjit Singh Sarna, today submitted a memorandum to Punjab Governor S.F. Rodrigues in which they have protested against the blasphemous act of the head of the Dera Sacha Sauda.

Guru’s Kalgi
Bhai Ranjit calls on foreign Sikhs to boycott Sikh clerics
Amritsar, June 4
Even as Jagbir Singh , a relative and personal assistant to Jathedar Akal Takht has denied using letterhead of Takht for signing the list of the delegation, proposed to be sent to Canada for holding meetings for bringing “kalgi” ( sacred Crest ) of Guru Gobind Singh to India , Bhai Ranjit Singh, a former Jathedar Akal Takht has called upon the foreign Sikh Sangat to boycott the proposed visits of the Sikh clerics to different countries by showing them “black flags”.

Fatehgarh Sahib


Gujjars block traffic
Hoshiarpur, June 4
Gujjars led by former MLA Ram Krishan Kataria, Harbhajan Singh and Chaman Lal blocked the vehicular traffic in front of the mini secretariat for about half-an-hour today as part of their agitation over Rajasthan killings. Meanwhile, the agitation was withdrawn later in the day.

Protesters burn an effigy of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje in Jalandhar on Monday. — Tribune photo by Pawan Sharma
Protesters burn an effigy of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje in Jalandhar on Monday.

Govt allows transfer of zila parishad teachers
Chandigarh, June 4
The Punjab government today unveiled a transfer policy for school teachers appointed by zila parishads to enable them to be posted at places of their choice.



Dullo calls meeting on June 8
Chandigarh, June 4
Punjab pradesh Congress committee (PPCC) president Shamsher Singh Dullo has called a meeting of the presidents of district Congress committees in the state on June 8 in Punjab Congress bhavan here.


Phagwara Sewerage
Rights body takes notice of admn’s efforts
Chandigarh, June 4
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) today appreciated the government’s efforts in tackling the sewerage problem in Phagwara and hoped that remedial measures enumerated by the DC, Kapurthala, would be taken in all sincerity.

BKU(E) to block traffic for 2 hrs
Abohar, June 4
Blaming the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for backtracking on the issue of sorting out the Trident land dispute by May 31, the BKU (Ekta, Ugrahan) has threatened to block traffic from 12 noon to 2 pm tomorrow.

Couple attempts suicide, girl dies
Amritsar, June 4
A girl and her paramour attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison here today. While the girl died before reaching hospital, the boy was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition. The couple reportedly took this drastic step after their parents refused to give consent to their marriage. According to information, Bableen (23), a resident of Kot Mangal Singh area on Tarn Taran road had an affair with Satnam Singh (25), a resident of Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar who runs a cosmetic shop on Tarn Taran Road.

Hospital OPDs to be overhauled
Patiala, June 4
In view of the increase in the number of patients visiting Government Rajindra Hospital here, the hospital authorities have decided to go in for an overhaul of the out -patient departments (OPDs).

Community radio stations to get boost
Chandigarh, June 4
The Punjab government will encourage entrepreneurs to set up community radio stations (CRS) in the state since the union government has recently liberalised the policy for the grant of permission in this regard to non-profit organisations having a proven record of at least three years' community service.


IPS officer Umranangal chargesheeted
Chandigarh, June 4
The Punjab government has chargesheeted IPS officer Paramraj Singh Umranangal for allegedly having demanded a bribe in a case pertaining to a land dispute and then grabbing the same land while he was the SSP, Fatehgarh Sahib.

Rs 126-cr plan for border area development
Chandigarh, June 4
The Punjab government has embarked upon a plan to spend Rs 126 crore under the border area development programme (BADP) during the current fiscal year covering 18 blocks of Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur and Ferozepore districts.

Location of Polluting Units
PUDA yet to find answer
Chandigarh, June 4
What should be the safe distance between a residential project and an industrial unit? The Punjab government seems to have no answer to this question.


10 hurt in group clash
Sangrur, June 4
As many as 10 persons sustained injuries in an alleged clash between members of two groups at Gharachon village (near Bhawanigarh) today. Five persons of one side were admitted to Sangrur civil hospital while five of the other side were admitted to Bhawanigarh hospital for treatment. Sharp-edged weapons and sticks were used, allegedly by both groups, in the clash. A member of one group also reportedly fired two rounds from a rifle. But no one sustained any firearm injury.

Six booked for disrupting satsang
Abohar, June 4
The city police this evening defused tension that had resulted after the alleged desecration of a portrait of Guru Ravi Das, by registering a case against six persons. More than 500 Dalits had staged a dharna in front of the city police station last night against disruption of a satsang at Idgah Basti.

Bathinda: Fifth murder in 8 days
Bathinda, June 4
Sat Pal Singh of Beed Behman village of this district was murdered in his house at night allegedly by residents of same village.

Five held for selling pirated CDs
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 4
The police has arrested five shopkeepers allegedly for selling pirated CDs in different towns of the district. It has registered cases under sections 292A and 420 of the IPC.


DEO clips principal’s powers
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 4
Vijay Kumar Kaushal, DEO (S), has withdrawn the (DDO) powers from Jaswant Kaur, officiating principal of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Sirhind, and handed it over to lecturer Amarjit Singh.

200 get B.Ed degree
Barnala, June 4
Expressing concern over the continuous deteriorating standard of education in the state, Tamil Nadu Governor Surjeet Singh Barnala said it was getting worse with every passing day. In a recent survey to find out 10 best institutes in the country the name of the state nowhere figured in the list.


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